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Pandora's Risk: Uncertainty at the Core of Finance by Kent Osband

Published By: New York and Chichester: Columbia University Press, Columbia Business School Publishing
ISBN: 978-0-231-15172-6
Date of Publication: 2011


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Reviewed by: Nikolai Roussanov of University of Pennsylvania and NBER
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.50.1.179.r7
Review Pages: 195-97

Book Review Abstract

Nikolai Roussanov of University of Pennsylvania and NBER reviews "Pandora's Risk: Uncertainty at the Core of Finance" by Kent Osband. The EconLit Abstract of the reviewed work begins: Explores the importance of learning about risk in finance. Discusses the ultimate confidence game; great expectations; sustainable debt; the Midas touch; safety in numbers; the problem that observations may cease to be relevant; creditability; insecuritization; risks in value-at-risk; and resizing risks. Osband is a strategist and economist. Index.


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Nikolai Roussanov of University of Pennsylvania and NBER


JEL Classifications

D81: Criteria for Decision-Making under Risk and Uncertainty
G10: General Financial Markets: General (includes Measurement and Data)
G20: Financial Institutions and Services: General


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